What was the Siege of Nagykanizsa (1601)?

Introduction During the Siege of Naģykanizsa (Turkish: Kanije Savunması) in 1601, a small Ottoman force held the fortress of Naģykanizsa in western Hungary against a much larger coalition army of the Habsburg Monarchy, while inflicting heavy losses on its besiegers. This battle was part of the Long War between the Ottoman Empire and the House… Read More

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What was the Siege of Vienna (1529)?

Introduction The Siege of Vienna, in 1529, was the first attempt by the Ottoman Empire to capture the city of Vienna, Austria. The siege, led by Suleiman the Magnificent, came in the aftermath of the 1526 Battle of Mohács, which had resulted in the death of the King of Hungary, and the descent of the… Read More